5 ways in which acupuncture can help during pregnancy

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Everyone knows acupuncture rules for fixing muscle aches and pains. But did you know it’s also super beneficial when it comes to pregnancy too? That’s right! Acupuncture works by balancing the bodies energy systems and that baby bump of yours is no different. When practiced by a qualified acupuncturist, this treatment is completely safe and can be really helpful in making this special time more comfortable and enjoyable.

Here are the top 5 conditions that acupuncture can help treat during pregnancy.

  1. Morning sickness

Nearly 75% of women experience the dreaded morning sickness in their first trimester of pregnancy and there is often very little treatment available. Acupuncture is a safe and natural way to reduce and sometimes even eliminate morning sickness for many women.

2. Insomnia and fatigue

Commonly experienced throughout all stages of pregnancy. The flood of hormones and internal change can often throw many women out of balance causing sleeping problems and also fatigue. Acupuncture works by balancing these systems so you can finally get a good night sleep!


  1. Muscle aches and pains

As the baby grows and your body changes there can be some discomfort especially towards the end of pregnancy. Relieving painful muscle tension is extremely important as it is often impacting on the quality and amount of sleep. Results from acupuncture are often seen in as little as one or two treatments.


  1. Turning a breech baby

There have been dozens of studies demonstrating the effectiveness of acupuncture and moxibustion (burning herbs) in turning breech babies. It is a natural and safe way for expecting mothers who would like to have a natural birth to turn their babies into the correct position. The earlier you seek treatment the more chances of positive result so its best to book in to see your acupuncturist as soon as possible.


  1. Induce labour

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to naturally induce labour in women. It is often a good idea to begin to see your acupuncturist 4-5 weeks out from your due date to prepare your body for labour. It is still effective for women who are overdue and would like to try a natural method of induction of labour.

Acupuncture is a safe and natural therapy that can be used throughout the entire pregnancy to help promote the growth of a healthy bub by keeping mum rested, happy and healthy.


Call the centre today on 02 8076 5111 to book in with one of our qualified acupuncturists.